ideology, he wrote, last night voters confirmed the status quo of the 2010 election, which brought a strong united republican majority in the house, and enough republican senator, he said to filibuster any particular piece of legislation, and a weakened, but reelected president. but that's not really true. in fact many candidates who took norquist's pledge were actually voted out last night. at least 55 republican house incumbents or candidates and 24 republican senate hopefuls lost yesterday. in fact, of the 15 house republican incumbents those who were already there, they lost reelection, every single one of them had signed the pledge.